Thanksgiving Preview: Giants to Cover vs the Cowboys

  • After a dominant Dallas Cowboys win last week and a poor performance by the New York Giants, Super Bowl sportsbooks have overreacted and made the Cowboys favorites by nine points.
  • Betting on the Giants to either cover or win is a strong bet, with their greatest strength as a team (running the ball) lining up nicely with Dallas’ greatest weakness (run defense).

DALLAS - Following the Dallas Cowboys’ dominant 40-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings last week, Bovada has listed the Mike McCarthy-led group as a nine-point favorite over the New York Giants on Thanksgiving.

Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Betting Odds

Team: Spread: Moneyline: Total:
New York Giants +9.0 (-110) +325 O45.5 (-110)
Dallas Cowboys -9.0 (-110) -435 U45.5 (-110)

Betting on the New York Giants to Cover

While the Week 11 Cowboys victory over the Vikings was impressive and Giants' loss to the Detroit Lions certainly was not, Super Bowl 57 sportsbooks have set a line that is too large and that the Giants are likely to cover.

The main reason why the Giants are likely to cover is that they are poised to attack Dallas' biggest weakness, their run defense.

So far this season the Cowboys have allowed 136.1 rush yards per game (26th in the league) on 4.7 yards per carry (27th).

On the other end of the spectrum, the New York Giants offense has rushed for 157.2 yards per game (4th best) on 4.7 yards per carry (11th).

Not only have the Giants been efficient running the ball, but they do so a lot.

New York runs the ball 33.6 times per game, which is the second most in the league.

With a noted weakness from Dallas playing right into Giants' biggest strength, betting on the Giants to at least keep it close enough to cover the nine-point spread is an elite betting option on Thanksgiving.

In fact, betting the Giants to outright win with +325 odds may even be a strong bet.

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